According to E! Online, The Avengers will be one of the most wildly expensive films ever made ever!

The film, which will be directed by Joss Whedon (!) and will feature the likes of Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, and Scarlett Johansson, reportedly has a budget "around $170 million", which is on par with Iron Man's budget of somewhere between $170 million and $200 million.